Peep Wireless Promises To Create P2P Viral Mobile Calling
Here we go: the first outrageous claim of CES, right on time. Peep Wireless is attempting to create ad hoc P2P networks between mobile devices by turning them into â€œclient/server viral transmitter/receivers.â€ What does that mean? It basically piggy backs on the phoneâ€™s wireless connection to connect one phone to the next and then route calls that way. Obviously weâ€™re dealing with a few fatal flaws. First, if thereâ€™s only one Peep device in the area, youâ€™re SOL. Second, carriers will never allow this, also putting you SOL.
Sascha Segan at PCMag asked how it worked and got this reply:
â€œAnything with ROM or RAM on it and a bus can use our system,â€ a company representative said in an email. â€œAny game box, any car with programmable Bluetooth, any PC in a cafÃ© with Wi-Fi, any device you can download to or any device that uses a voicemail system. The first app we intend to launch is the iPhone App, to be followed by the Droid app, to be followed by the Win[dows] phone app to be followed by an API for anybody left out in the phone world.â€